Rocky Mountain Fire responds to a broad spectrum of rescue types including technical rope rescue, surface ice rescue, and certain confined space rescues in both industrial and backcountry settings. Locations include the National Renewable Energy Lab’s Wind Technology Center , Xcel Energy’s Valmont Power Plant , Eldorado Canyon State Park , and Boulder Open Space trails .
Firefighters at RMF receive a minimum of 50 hours of initial training in technical rope rescue and surface ice rescue, with an additional 80 hours of continuing education annually. A third of those individuals, spread across the shifts, receive an additional 70 hour course in systems analysis and the principles and concepts of technical rigging. This group trains together at monthly scenarios and provides the leadership for rescue related incidents on their respective engine companies.